Kia Seltos: An Indian variant Crash tests conducted by Global NCAP awarded the Kia Seltos a 3 out of 5 star rating for safety. The base HTE trim, which has standard features including airbags and anti-lock brakes, was used for the evaluation. The small SUV only received 2 out of 5 stars for safety for kids in the workplace.
Kia Seltos Safety Rating – Adult Protection
According to Global NCAP’s assessment, both the driver and front passenger will have their heads well protected when riding in the SUV. It was discovered that both passengers’ heads were below the airbags’ threshold for deployment. As a matter of fact, the neck protection for both passengers is enough. It was discovered, however, that the driver’s chest was only partially protected, although the passenger’s chest was well-protected. The Tranfascia tube provides only minimal protection to the knees of the driver and passenger when striking the potentially lethal elements located beneath the dashboard. Poor and appropriate protection was found in the driver’s tibia, while strong and adequate protection was found in the passenger’s tibia. The body was deemed unstable and unable to withstand any additional loads. It was determined that the Footwell was an unsteady location. Both the driver and the passenger can benefit from the car’s standard SBR. The foregoing details the reasons why the adult occupant safety rating is just three stars.
Kia Seltos Safety Rating – Child Protection
The 3-year-child old’s seat, which had been installed front-to-front (FWF) with the adult belt, was unable to prevent the child from moving forward excessively during the impact, provided inadequate protection to the child’s head due to its contact with the vehicle’s interior, and provided adequate protection to the child’s chest. The 18-month-old CRs was fitted with an adult belt in the backseat. The chest and the head both appeared to be well guarded. As far as the CRSs were concerned, there was no evidence of incompatibility. The producer did not back the CRSs with a recommendation. Neither ISOFIX nor three-point seatbelts are available in all of the car’s seats. In light of the foregoing, it is clear why the kid occupant safety rating was set at two stars.
The Kia Seltos sold in India as a whole did not fare as well as its counterparts in other markets. The Australian-market Seltos earned the maximum 5 stars in the ASEAN NCAP. To be clear, the Indian model is based on the low-cost SP2i version of the car’s architecture, which was designed specifically for emerging countries like India. The Kia Seltos, introduced in September 2019, has rapidly become one of India’s best-selling SUVs. In India, the initial production run of the Seltos sold out in just over a year. It’s also important to note that the tested HTE version of this device is not the highest variant.
The Seltos’s bodyshell and footwell won’t be any more secure until you go for the expensive, fully-loaded model. That means they’re probably just as vulnerable to damage as the ones in a cheap automobile would be in a collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Kia Seltos sold in the United States a perfect score of 4 stars for safety (NHTSA).